Last two days

Trail reports from ALL regions

Wed, Feb 19: Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn (Bellaire)

Good morning, Nordic skiers. All trails are freshly groomed, track set and skate lanes crisp and firm. The sun hides behind muted grey clouds, with light breezes scooting whisps of dry, light snow over the trails. We expect a high of 20, today, so we invite you to warm up with a bowl of Ivan’s delicious homemade chili after you click out of your skis...

- Shawn

Wed, Feb 19: Vasa Trail (Traverse City)

Great morning to ski and I forgot how nice it is to ski before the sun is up. I skied classic with skintec skis. Skied out the 10K, The Nipple, back to the 10K and returning on the 5K. Mostly fresh groomed trails. Classic tracks were great and the skate lane seemed firm. Lots of leaves on the 5K even with a fresh groom but didn't hinder the ski back in.

- Steve A

Wed, Feb 19: Crystal Mountain (Thompsonville)

Thanks to the 5" of snow we got Monday night the trails are in great shape. Come on out and enjoy them.

- kathloon

Wed, Feb 19: Cross Country Ski Headquarters (Higgins Lake)

The trails groomed up beautifully after the dense snowfall from Monday night, and after another light dusting of snow last night, conditions will be spectacular today. Groomer Mike snowcomb the skate lanes this morning. The classic tracks from yesterday are firm and in great shape. There are 7 to 9 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 10 to 16 inches in the woods. Enjoy these awesome conditions.

- Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Erin, Matt, Missy, Gill, Krista, Ethan, Andrew, Will, Katrina, Josh, Josie, Donnie and the crew

Wed, Feb 19: Corsair Ski Trails (East Tawas)

Monday Feb. 17th. Skied Silver Valley and the Lost Lake Loop using the connector trail.
Conditions were very good to excellent, slightly glazed to icy in spots but not overly so.
Tues. Feb 18th 4-5” of wet heavy snow overnight. 36 degrees at 8am Parking lot wasn’t plowed and groomer said he was holding off until Weds. Feb 19th to groom. Conditions should be excellent today. (Feb 19th)

- Mike F

Wed, Feb 19: Huron Meadows Metropark (Brighton)

Maintenance staff will be hauling snow today on Bucks Run. We anticipate the trail being ready for use at 2pm. Enjoy!

- HM Staff

Tue, Feb 18: Vasa Trail (Traverse City)

It was pure magic today! Great tracks for classic skiing and the skaters were enjoying the new grooming as well. I felt like I was skiing on velvet: not super-fast, but easy to let it fly on downhills where I might otherwise put the brakes on and perhaps get out of the track. There were very few other skiers out at midday. Except near the Bartlett trailhead, I saw only 4 others on the 10K and Special K trails. Everyone was loving the new snow; we've been waiting for it for a long time and it's here! The local high school Nordic team was training near the beginning: a great way for the kids to spend their first snow day of 2020!

- Lois Goldstein

Tue, Feb 18:  ()

Timbers
The GRTLC maintains this trail beautifully, Jake had the groomer out earlier today, it was excellent skiing. Someone had also skied the parts not groomed and it was amazing too!!

- Kristi

Tue, Feb 18: Lost Lakes Pathway (Interlochen)

I had 5" of fresh snow at home this morning, so joined Bryce & Paula H Dreeszen at Lost Lakes Pathway. They skied-in a track, but I had to return on the trail to locate my phone, so ended up skiing the campground loop 2x, in addition to the middle & back loops. It was a gorgeous winter wonderland, and the snow in the woods was deep, over 20" on the back loop. When I finished at 4PM, the ski tracks were still good, so hope to find the same tomorrow at another trail. Note: They used their Evo fishscales, and I used my Fischer Twin Skins.

- Sara Cockrell

Tue, Feb 18: Huron Meadows Metropark (Brighton)

Skated bucks this afternoon. Still good gliding in skate lane. Strong breeze helping in keeping snow good. Should be better the rest of the week.

- Mike Hultman

Tue, Feb 18: Huron Meadows Metropark (Brighton)

Classic skied Bucks Run late morning early afternoon. Solid but shallow tracks on the whole loop. I used thin skins which worked very well. No ice buildup; decent kick and glide.

The skate deck looks solid but was a little soft the one time I tested it.

All in all, a nice, pleasant ski and worth venturing out.

- Dan Rimer

Tue, Feb 18: Hickory Hills (Traverse City)

Skate skied Hickory Meadows at 9:00 this morning. Nice fresh groom! It was like skiing in a snow globe. The snow was a little soft and slow but beautiful!!! For the "most" part the trail hadn't been affected by walkers yet. Only one section had big deep foot prints right down the middle of the freshly groomed trail.

- Jody

Tue, Feb 18: Cross Country Ski Headquarters (Higgins Lake)

We received 3 inches of fresh snow last night! Groomer Mike will roll the trails first, then snowcomb the skate lanes and set classic tracks this morning. Conditions are sure to be excellent when he's finished! There are 7 to 9 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 10 to 16 inches in the woods. Have fun out there!

- Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Erin, Matt, Missy, Gill, Krista, Ethan, Andrew, Will, Katrina, Josh, Josie, Donnie and the crew

Tue, Feb 18: Hanson Hills (Grayling)

Tommy G. Is out rolling 4 inches of new snow!!! Green,Blue, and yellow will be rolled and groomed as the morning progresses.

- Justin Andre